1. "Shared Narratives: The Cartography of Loss"
    Diane Ackerman at the 2011 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference.

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  2. Ekiwah, which means Warrior in the language of the Purepecha, is an appropriate appellation. He has been battling cerebral palsy since birth—born ten weeks early and weighing less than two pounds. Ekiwah writes, "I cannot walk by myself, yet in my poems I not only walk, but give myself license to have eight legs and experience movement. When I read a poem, on an ephemeral level I go to the places the poet describes." His warrior nature also allows him this wisdom: "I don't feel my cerebral palsy is a battle I have to win. I don't battle more or less than anyone else—my cerebral palsy is simply there. F

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